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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mndean, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. mndean


    Mar 20, 2009
    Really! Have a look at this 1973 Jazz Bass. I won't even mention how it's strung.


    Does anyone who is looking to buy an vintage original have so little knowledge of them that this could get past their inspection? :scowl:
  2. it's a '77
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I'd be afraid to buy a vintage bass from somebody that doesn't even care enough to know how to install strings.
  4. So it's not a 73?
  5. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
  6. I don't know how a drunk monkey would even get a string around the heads like that. That started out horribly, and tapered off into catastrophic. Not a bad looking jazzer though.
  7. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    that's the double secret probation tuning of the string on the bottom there... its a booby trap kinda like a micro chip so that if someone steals the "73" and jumps on stage they will regret it.... i tune all my basses that way after a pint of jack and 12 milkey ways ... just in case

    btw... im guessing he thought it was a 73 based on the first numbers of the serial:)
  8. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Look at the serial #.
    S7 + 5 digits = 1977
  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    And white blocks/binding, black pickguard, strat knobs, thumb rest position, body color, decal printing size, etc. Not a chance it's a 73. And even then, $3900 with replaced pickups? This person is high if they think they'll get it. Either that or some idiot is about to be parted with a fat stack of cash...
  10. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    It was strung by a guitarist
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    +1. IMO, it's a $1200-1500 bass max.

    I sold a great all original 1977 with covers and OHSC Jazz for approx $2,000.

  12. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I laughed at the picture because far too many people have no idea how to string a bass (or guitar for that matter).

    Then I read the price... and I darn near fell of my chair laughing.
  13. Nope. It's a 77-78, it's strung incorrectly and unless the seller kept the original pickups he just shot a goodly portion of it's resale value down. It's pretty obvious he doesn't know much about what he has or about a bass in general. I'm sure someone will point out the errors to him.
  14. Oh I got the rest.
    I just didn't know how to tell it was a 73 or not (not a vintage collector clearly haha).

    Love em though.

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